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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
'Life is a journey.'
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
Descriptions of physical sensations
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
Sensory language that involves sight
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
'She was having a Jonah day.'
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”

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